I am not my past.


I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared in my path. I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads. I do not define myself by how many disappointments I’ve faced. I define myself by the forgiveness and the faith I have found to begin again. I do not define myself by how long a relationship lasted. I define myself by how much I have loved, and been willing to love again. I do not define myself by how many times I have been knocked down. I define myself by how many times I have struggled to my feet. I am not my pain. I am not my past. I am that which has emerged from the fire.

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9 Comments

  1. Every time when i break down ,these quotes help me to be more stronger than before…
    Thank u…

  2. That is absolutely beautiful and true! I am not defined by my past. I am brave enough though to revisit my past to see how far I’ve come and to walk with the knowledge of strength and wisdom. The winding path forward with God as my light, and the love of family, and most of all – the love of myself with acceptance is truly a freeing experience.

    I thank you for all the wonderful posts. I look forward to all of them.

  3. This website has been helping me much than I ever thought, when ever I’m facing problems and tough times in my life and especially relationship, lesson learned in life has been my guide to move on and be more strong than ever.

  4. As for me, my past has had been more glorious and comfy and I do become nostalgic by going into the past often which bring me to the situation of breaking down at times. But going through your beautiful quotes, which helps to retain me into the comfort zone and be away from all negativities resulting into taking the life in strides.
    Thank You

  5. Thanks for the words. They are spot on! I know longer need to define myself by the past. I’m still here and they are gone. Thanks for reminding me of that.

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